Taking a final look at the 2020 NBA Draft class, I examine the merit, value, fit, and the short-term and long-term outlook for the second-round selections and a couple of undrafted prospects who signed two-way contracts. These particular rookies face difficult odds. History tells us that the majority of players taken in the second round will not be in the league five years from now. [ . . . ]
Back in September, members of the Hoops Prospects staff (Lee Branscome, TJ Brown, Riley Millett, and myself) plus two friends of the site (Dustin Barnes and Coleman Klein) got together for the first-ever HP Collaborative NBA Mock Draft. Each participant represented multiple teams in the draft (see below), and each started with 10 picks. Unfortunately, Lee had to leave the draft at the end of [ . . . ]
The order for the 2020 NBA Draft is finally set, but the actual draft is at least six weeks away. This class features a ton of point guards/combo guards, and at the same time, there is a notable shortage of wings with good size and a reliable outside shot. Also, quality rim protectors are in short supply. There is no clear-cut top prospect this year, [ . . . ]
The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves as one of the top teams in the NBA. After six consecutive seasons missing the playoffs, the Lakers finished the regular season with a 52-19 record and in first place in the Western Conference. While the first year of Lebron James with the Lakeshow was a Hollywood soap opera, the front office cleaned up their act and general manager [ . . . ]
Hoops Prospects has been updating its mock draft since October, and even though the draft is nearly four months away, it’s time to explore each selection in detail. The 2020 draft class has no clear-cut top prospect, with at least three players being a viable possibility to be the No. 1 overall pick. This class features a ton of point guards/combo guards, and at the [ . . . ]
Brendan O’Sullivan gives his post-Thanksgiving thoughts on various draft prospects around the country, and says that Gonzaga is clearly the best team in college basketball.